NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge Application


The NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge provides up to $2,500 in matching funds to NYC Green Fund grant recipients for approved community projects that are hosted through an ioby crowdfunding campaign. Projects benefiting an NYC open space—including parks, community gardens, street trees, green streets, plazas, water bodies, and NYCHA communities are eligible to have their ioby crowdfunding campaign matched. If approved, the NYC Green Fund contributes one dollar for every dollar raised-up to $2,500!

In Our Backyards, Inc. (iobyis a civic tech nonprofit that gives local leaders the ability to crowdfund the resources they need to build real, lasting change from the ground up. ioby’s crowdfunding platform, including one-on-one coaching and support, helps connect local leaders with support and funding from their communities. 

You must be an NYC Green Fund grantee to participate in the NYC Green Fund Challenge. 

Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements on our website before starting the application.

For any questions regarding the guidelines, application, or issues with submitting your idea contact:

Step 1: Contact Information

Please use state abbreviation.

Step 2: Collaboration With Partnerships for Parks (PfP) and ioby

Step 3: Group Status

Step 4: Group/Organization Information

Step 5: Tell us about your project idea

Please use the NYC DOHMH's map of environmental justice areas to reference.

Please use the NYC Council Members and Districts Map to identify your council district.

Please use the NYC Planning Community District Profiles to answer the question below.

Step 6: Fundraising Goal

Step 7: Timeline

Thank you for your interest in our crowdfunding challenge. Unfortunately you do not meet the eligibility criteria. 

For more information or if you would like to learn more about crowdfunding opportunities, please email 

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